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Moving On….

| November 20, 2019 | 88 Comments
Moving On….

No, the GOPers don’t like what Vindman has been doing. But as we are all aware that after 20+ years he’s likely going to retire, so it’s just him looking for a new cash cow. His only “loyalty” is to himself, from what I’ve seen.  His opportunities for self-aggrandizement are plentiful. https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-military/2019/11/19/republicans-assail-army-officer-who-reported-trump-phone-call/ From the article:  […]

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Trump grants clemency to 2 Army officers accused of war crimes, restores Rate to Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher

| November 16, 2019 | 43 Comments
Trump grants clemency to 2 Army officers accused of war crimes, restores Rate to Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher

Trump signs full pardons for Army First Lieutenant Clint Lorance and Army Major Mathew Golsteyn, directs promotion of Special Warfare Operator First Class Edward R. Gallagher. President Trump has granted clemency to two Army officers accused or convicted of war crimes and restored Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher to the rank Rate of Chief Petty Officer after […]

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Recruiters receive Soldier’s Medals

| November 14, 2019 | 12 Comments
Recruiters receive Soldier’s Medals

…for actions during California mall shooting Two Army recruiters received the Solder’s Medals for providing life-saving measures to Tanforan shooting victims in San Bruno back in July. Two teenagers were hurt in the shooting. Staff Sgt. Isaiah Locklear took off his shirt to apply pressure to one man’s gunshot wound. He later helped carry one […]

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Ty Hampe – Phony Combat Infantry Badge (CIB) w/ Star

| November 12, 2019 | 253 Comments
Ty Hampe – Phony Combat Infantry Badge (CIB) w/ Star

The folks at Military Phony send us their work on Ty Kevin Hampe.  Hampe lives in Greencastle, Indiana and is 56 years old as of November 2019. Hampe makes many claims, including: U.S. Army Staff Sergeant, Desert Storm Veteran, awarded the Combat Infantry Badge (CIB) w/ star to denote second award, a Bronze Star and […]

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Update on Bergdahl (again)

| November 7, 2019 | 60 Comments
Update on Bergdahl (again)

Bergdahl gets more attention re: “undue command influence” by candidate Trump and Sen. McCain. You do not want to know what I think he should get. https://www.militarytimes.com/pay-benefits/2019/11/06/top-military-appeals-court-to-review-bergdahl-case-for-interference-by-trump-and-mccain/ During the proceedings, while Trump was a presidential candidate, he called Bergdahl a “dirty rotten traitor” and suggested the soldier be executed by firing squad or thrown out […]

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A Small Blast From the Past

| November 7, 2019 | 13 Comments
A Small Blast From the Past

This is an excerpt from a book about Gene Rodenberry’s time in the South Pacific while in the Army Air Force, doing bombing runs in bad weather. https://www.militarytimes.com/military-honor/salute-veterans/2019/11/07/gene-roddenberrys-near-death-experiences-in-the-pacific-war/ Most of the footage I’ve seen from the Pacific shows clear blue skies and balmy weather, which was simply incorrect. As the author indicates, the crews of […]

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Here are the two Army war crimes cases Trump is reportedly going to ‘take action’ on

| November 6, 2019 | 17 Comments
Here are the two Army war crimes cases Trump is reportedly going to ‘take action’ on

Trump poised to take action in three war crimes cases Along with reinstating Eddie Gallagher to his Chief Petty Officer rate, President Trump has reportedly decided to act on two more service members who received harsh penalties for actions taken with only seconds to act. Former 1st Lt. Clint Lorance is serving a 19-year sentence […]

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10 YEARS LATER: Fort Hood shooting

| November 6, 2019 | 28 Comments
10 YEARS LATER: Fort Hood shooting

Nidal Hasan “On Thursday, November 5, 2009, former U.S. Army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan opened fire on the base killing 13 and injuring more than 30.” Tuesday, November 5, 2019, marks the 10 year anniversary of the shocking Fort Hood shooting, where Major Nidal Hasan killed 13 unarmed soldiers and left more than 30 wounded. On […]

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